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Community Activist and Scholar Twice Honored

On May 8, 2008, Cliff Kuhn received a 2008 Georgia Governor’s Award in the Humanities. This award pays tribute to Georgia’s “humanities heroes” for their lifetime of service to the community and significant impact in the area of the humanities. Department Chair Hugh Hudson congratulated Kuhn by saying, “Cliff’s work reflects the best of our university in support of genuine civic engagement and bringing the talents of the university to work for the betterment of society. It is truly deserved.”

Kuhn is also the faculty recipient of Georgia State’s 2008 Martin Luther King Torch of Peace Award for the promotion of positive race relations.  The 25th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation was held this January 17, 2008.

“The Torch of Peace award is a noteworthy award that reflects the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and pays homage to a diverse range of awardees that every day make a difference at Georgia State University and the community at large,” writes Tonya Cook, chairperson of the annual convocation. “A diverse committee of five students, staff, faculty and community diligently selects the winner from a pool of nominees. The Torch of Peace Awards is the only kind of its nature. It is definitely the highlight of the Annual MLK Convocation and a source of pride for the nominators, peers, families and the university at large.”